Helen Evans AO

Technical Reference Group
Vaccine Expert Advisory Group

Professor Helen Evans AO served as Deputy CEO at Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance based in Geneva from 2009 until her retirement in 2014. Prior to joining Gavi, she served as Deputy Executive Director at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, also based in Geneva, between 2005 and 2009. She has a depth of experience in national and global health policy and strategy development, infectious diseases and working in public private partnerships to deliver results.

In the early 1990s Professor Evans managed the National Communicable Diseases Program in the Australian Department of Health. For the seven years prior to moving to Geneva she headed up the Australian Government Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health. Now living in Melbourne, she has an honorary appointment as Professor at the Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne, she is Vice Chair of the board of the Fred Hollows Foundation, a board member of the Burnet Institute, of the Australian Global Health Alliance, and of the Australian Centre for the Prevention if Cervical Cancer and a member of Gavi, the Vaccines Alliance’s Evaluation Advisory Committee.